Sudden arrest of a movement just before its intended termination, then after a pause it is completed slowly or by jerks; a symptom of cerebellar disease.
Synonym(s): bradyteleokinesis
[brady- + G. teleos, complete, + kinēsis, movement]


A clinical symptom typical of cerebellar dysfunction, which consists of the sudden arrest of a movement immediately before its completion, followed by an abrupt resumption in a jerky fashion; it does not appear to be used in the working medical parlance.